“To hear Gov. Christie tell it, everything in New Jersey is going just fine. Well I see another New Jersey with 400,000 unemployed. One of the worst jobless rates in the country. Working and middle class families have seen costs soar, from property taxes to college tuition,” Buono says in the 30 -second ad before introducing her story to New Jersey. “I know that struggle, because I lived it. My dad was an immigrant who worked as a butcher. Working my way through school, I was able to pull myself up. I’m Barbara Buono. As your governor, I’ll fight to give every New Jersey child the same chance I got.”Read More »
During her diner visit, Buono spoke to patrons about the need to curb property taxes, her desire to enact programs that would encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, mathematics and engineering, and the need to create more jobs in the state.Read More »
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"New Jersey’s women don’t need a governor who’s more concerned about conservatives in the cornfields of Iowa than he is about us," Buono, the inevitable Democratic gubernatorial candidate, told party members gathered for their annual convention. "The women of New Jersey need a leader, someone with a record of speaking out for them. Our women need someone who will stand with them, not stand in their way."Read More »
Mayor Cory Booker lauded Buono (D-Middlesex) for her three-pronged approach that proposes universal background checks, requires face-to-face ammunition sales and reduces the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 bullets.
"I know she will stand up for sensible gun legislation," he said.
“While Governor Christie has tried desperately to rewrite his record on property taxes, the facts are clear that, under the Christie administration, property taxes have skyrocketed and school funding has been recklessly slashed,” said David Turner, Buono's spokesman, in a statement. “Rather than championing real property tax relief, the governor focused on pushing a tax cut for the wealthy, cementing his out-of-touch his priorities."Read More »
In backing Buono, the Latino Action Network’s Continuing Political Committee said the Democratic lawmaker supports funding for after school care and community programs that benefit Latinos and that she opposes Governor Christie’s call for vouchers that would allow children in failing public schools to attend private schools. Both the Latino Action Network and Buono said Christie’s program would divert funding for public schools to private institutions.Read More »
“I didn’t think the Republicans could find anybody that was as out of touch with middle class values as, you know, Mitt Romney was,” Buono said. “But I think they found somebody in Chris Christie.”
“I mean, this is a guy that vetoed the minimum wage bill that was tied to a cost-of-living increase, increased taxes on the working poor by cutting the earned income tax credit, someone who vetoed marriage equality … vetoed a bill on pay equity in New Jersey — ‘senseless bureaucracy’ — that’s what he called pay equity,” Buono said.
State Sen. Barbara Buono made a personal pitch to hundreds of voters on the streets of urban New Jersey today, hoping to build a critical mass of support in Democratic strongholds where Gov. Chris Christie fared poorly last time.Read More »
The New Jersey State Senator, who has been backed by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, bashed the title of Christie’s ad, “Jersey Proud,” pointing out that New Jerseyans “are not proud of the governor’s record on unemployment” with over 400,000 still jobless. “He’s living in some alternative universe where, you know, we are at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to economic growth, and yet he’s calling it a New Jersey comeback. I beg to differ and I’m going to change that,” Buono promised.Read More »